From Faro - Airport Faro [FAO]
To Centre Albufeira
Albufeira is a 45 km transfer from Faro airport with a journey time of roughly 40 mins. It has a population of 41 000, and gained it's popularity as a touristic spot since the early 60's. The old town, with the typical local restaurants and variety of fresh fish dishes, along with the vibrant night life of the Oura 'Strip' have made it the centre of Algarve holidays.
Albufeira boasts several fine beaches, the main town beach, excellent for swimming and to the west smaller beaches of São Rafael, Coelha and Castelo. Beyond the cliffs lies Praia da Oura praised by windsurfers and parasailers.
Albufeira, once a fishing village, is split into two popular areas - The Old Town and The Strip. The Old Town sits at the oppisite end of The Strip, with winding streets lined with stalls selling local crafts. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and laid back attracting many to the main square which is surrounded by a fine array of shops, restaurants and bars, with live bands and local groups.